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Hazards and Quality Issues in Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

The aim of fruit and vegetable production is to get a safe and wholesome final product to the consumer. In order to develop suitable practices, hazards and the risks that they pose to consumer safety have to be understood. Product quality can also be negatively affected without causing illness in consumers. By understanding the agents affecting fresh fruit and vegetables quality, practices can be developed to minimise their impact. This section defines and provides information about hazards and quality issues associated with fresh fruit and vegetables.

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A Colour Atlas of Fruit Pests: Their Recognition, Biology and Control [website]

This book gives an account of fruit and hop pests. The pests are covered in their various forms and the book includes a description of each, its life history, plants affected, damaged and control. Det...

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A Colour Atlas of Post-Harvest Diseases and Disorders of Fruits and Vegetables. Volume 1: General Introduction and Fruits [website]

A standard guide to the recognition and understanding of the causes of deterioration in temperate and tropical fruits. This illustrated full-colour volume deals concisely and systematically with each ...

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A Colour Atlas of Post-Harvest Diseases and Disorders of Fruits and Vegetables. Volume 2: Vegetables [website]

A standard guide to the recognition and understanding of the causes of deterioration in temperate and tropical vegetables. This illustrated full-colour volume deals concisely and systematically with e...

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An Introduction to the Practice of Microbiological Risk Assessment for Food Industry Applications - CCFRA Guideline No. 28 [website]

Microbiological risk assessment (MRA) offers a route to improved food safety. It provides a scientifically-based approach to assessing the risks presented by specific microbiological hazards (be they ...

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An Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infection Associated with Unpasteurized Non-Commercial, Custom-Pressed Apple Cider - Ontario, 1998 [website]

Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 involving 11 cases.

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